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Alien: Isolation stars Ripley's daughter, going cross-gen in 2014 - rumour

As we suspected when an Alien: Isolation trademark turned up overnight, it looks like the Creative Assembly's Aliens project is finally coming to light.

According to an anonymous source speaking with Kotaku, Alien: Isolation is coming to current and next-gen consoles in 2014.

The project is in the works at Total War developer the Creative Assembly, and is a first-person shooter with stealth and horror elements.

The story concerns Amanda Ripley, daughter of Ellen Ripley, who apparently died while her mother was frozen in space, but has not yet been featured in any canonical Aliens franchise materials.

Most of the game is spent on a single space station, and there's only one xenomporph for most of the way through; instead, Amanda has to face off against clones and soldiers. Heavily inspired by the first movie, the gameplay makes use of vents, lockers and melee weapons.

The source noted that Sega "took the critical reception to Aliens: Colonial Marines very seriously" and has delayed Isolation at least once, missing a planned E3 2013 reveal, in order to ensure the latest Aliens game will be up to quality.

Sega has not issued a response to the rumour.

Thanks, Gematsu.

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